Human nature, being what it is, says "we love us a winner." And when even her long-time political allies and 'friends' have abandoned her, Hillary is getting the stench of "loser."
At this point in time, I think it's probably fair to say the Democratic Race is within shouting distance of "over." For the "competency over charisma" crowd it's time to acknowledge the obvious, decades-in-the-making, truth:
The Anti-Clinton Press Corps and their enablers have won.
After all, the polls are clear the Obama Express has, not only the momentum, but the lead with Democratic voters and is continuing to pull away from Clinton. Further, it seems to be clear that he will likely carry enough of Ohio and (win?) Texas to increase, or maintain, his delegate lead and thus further marginalize Clinton in the eyes of many Democrats who have become "win at all cost, regardless of qualifications because we're afraid to lose" at this point in time :
Dodd boards the Obama trainI think being President will get Obama red-carpet access to quite a few dog-and-pony shows, at Wall Street or wherever. Even Presidents of 4th World Countries can get that access. I don't see that as important in running an effective government.
Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) rejected entreaties from the Clintons and will endorse Sen. Barack Obama. (D-Ill.) for president at a Cleveland press conference this morning, Democratic officials tell Politico.
Dodd, who has some of the world’s wealthiest constituents and is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, can provide Obama with red-carpet access to Wall Street.
Dodd’s nod is the first from the major runners-up for the Democratic nomination. John Edwards, Sen. Joseph Biden and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson are still being eagerly courted by Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.).
What Dodd will need to do is get Obama accepted into the halls of power that is the Washington belt-way "Insiders and Old Boys" club. The real power brokers who are like the "Mean Girls," only meaner. Something in which the Clintons and Jimmy Carter repeatedly failed, much to their political detriment.
A former Dodd campaign official said the senator has been impressed by Obama’s “growth.”But does he have a backbone? It's obvious that Obama can talk the talk. It's obvious that Obama is smart. Some even say that the blind are healed by touching the hem of His trousers and that He can walk on water. But not so obvious is his jelly-like backbone and how he's rolled over for the Republicans every time. That lack of fortitude is where my concerns lay. So far "Mr. End the War" has done nothing to end the war, being completely buffaloed, along with the Quisling Congress, into voting to fund the war time-and-time again.
“He had the opportunity to watch Obama at very close range for many, many months, and he was just enormously impressed by Obama’s growth, his intellectual heft, strength, and his vision and leadership,” the former official said. “He’s absolutely convinced of Obama’s capacity to run this country’s foreign and military affairs.”
Never mind his other Neville Chamberlain qualities.
I guess, though, as a "competency over charisma" voter it's time for me to join the rest of the Vichy Democrats and get on the Obama Express. And, of course, it won't be all sour grapes, I'll have some fond memories of being on the Obama Express. I'll have been part of anhistoric moment. The first viable black Presidential Candidate in US History. So after everything goes to hell because the Republicans stonewall him into uselessness and then use this a proof of his incompetency they can jump back in and take over the government once again...
We'll still have Obama in Paris... We'll be able to talk about Obama, just like we talk about Jimmy Carter who was every bit the Obama of his generation - personally popular and very smart. Like Obama today, Carter was an intellectually-gifted and moral man who gained the Presidency after a Republican (Nixon/Ford) disaster; yet Carter, unfortunately, despite more political and leadership experience than Obama, ultimately proved to be, an outsider who was incapable of weathering the storm.
Just wondering though... Obama doesn't have brother named Billy, does he? Because I don't think I can suffer through another Billy Carter.